Transfiguation

Transfiguration and the Cross

Photography © by Andy Coan

Appearances can be deceiving.  After all, Jesus was just another Galilean.  His hands were the rough hands of a workman.  People in Nazareth knew his mother.  Some even remembered the man they thought was his dad. Yet when Jesus went up on Mt. Tabor with his three closest disciples, his appearance changed.  The glory of his divinity suddenly became visible, […]

Suffering Transfigured by Love

The love in which God embraces each of us is one of the great truths revealed to us throughout salvation history, but especially through and in Jesus Christ. To come to a better and deeper understanding of this love, we are continually invited by God into a deeper communion of prayer with Him… to come to know Him as He […]

Reflection for the Feast of the Transfiguration

Photography © by Andy Coan

  One of the bible’s names for the God is “El Shaddai” or “God of the Mountains.”  And from the very beginning of salvation history, we see that mountains are a special place to communicate with Heaven.  Abraham ascends Mount Moriah to sacrifice his son (Gen 22).  God reveals his name and to Moses on Mount Sinai (Ex 3).  Moses […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas on the Transfiguration

“…Our Lord, after foretelling His Passion to His disciples, had exhorted them to follow the path of His sufferings (Matthew 16:21-24). Now in order that anyone go straight along a road, he must have some knowledge of the end: thus an archer will not shoot the arrow straight unless he first see the target. Hence Thomas said (John 14:5): ‘Lord, […]

Encountering the Word — Matthew 17:5b

Photography © Andy Coan

“…lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.’” (Matthew 17:5b) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you […]

Suffering Transfigured Through Love

The love in which God embraces each of us is one of the great truths revealed to us throughout salvation history, but especially through and in Jesus Christ. To come to a better and deeper understanding of this love, we are continually invited by God into a deeper communion of prayer with Him… to come to know Him as He […]

Transfiguration Leads to Life through Death

Imagine: you are ten years past customary retirement age.  It’s time finally to kick back and relax.  You live in a great city where everything is at your fingertips – shopping opportunities, cultural events, all your relatives and lifelong friends.  Suddenly God appears and tells you to pack up, uproot your life, and march into an uncivilized wilderness. This is […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas on the Transfiguration

St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

“…Our Lord, after foretelling His Passion to His disciples, had exhorted them to follow the path of His sufferings (Matthew 16:21-24). Now in order that anyone go straight along a road, he must have some knowledge of the end: thus an archer will not shoot the arrow straight unless he first see the target. Hence Thomas said (John 14:5): ‘Lord, […]

Love, Suffering and the Transfiguration

The love with which God embraces each of us is one of the great truths revealed in to us throughout salvation history, but especially through and in Jesus Christ. To come to better understand this love, we are continually invited by God into a deeper communion of prayer with Him… to come to know Him as He is. God, the […]

The Transfiguration and the Cross

Appearances can be deceiving. After all, Jesus was just another Galilean. His hands were the rough hands of a workman. People in Nazareth knew his mother. Some even remembered the man they thought was his dad. Yet when Jesus went up on Mt. Tabor with his three closest disciples, his appearance changed. The glory of his divinity suddenly became visible, […]